Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stepped up his war of words with Brussels by comparing the European Union to the orchestra that kept on playing as the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under fire on Tuesday (26 January) after ancient nude statues in Rome's Capitoline Museum were covered up to avoid any possible offence to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who is visiting the country.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini today (25 January) expressed confidence Turkey would soon receive a package of €3 billion for mainly Syrian refugees, despite a delay of almost two months since the funds were agreed.
Italy is blocking a European Union plan to provide Turkey with €3 billion in aid in exchange for a commitment to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, two European officials said yesterday (14 January).
Several European countries will break their budgetary commitments this year to grow their economies. But without coordinated EU policy, any attempt to relaunch the European economy will fail. Our partner La Tribune reports .
EU countries may delay a decision on whether to roll over economic sanctions against Russia, with Italy wanting the bloc's leaders to make the call at a summit next week, diplomatic sources said today (9 December).
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was poised for a historic victory as the Senate votes today (13 October) to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move to end decades of political instability.
Europe’s southern neighbourhood is an erupting volcano. But positive trends are at play that represent North-South hope, and even convergence, write Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou and Miguel-Angel Moratinos.
After ministers voted on a relocation plan Tuesday (22 September), the attention at today's EU extraordinary summit will focus on strengthening the bloc's external borders, as well as giving extra funding to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and UN agencies. EurActiv France reports .
European Union leaders yesterday (30 August) called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.
With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor , the Texas-based global intelligence company.
The European Union welcomed new proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a "good basis for progress" at talks today (22 June) where creditors want 11th-hour concessions to haul Athens back from the brink of bankruptcy.
As Italy’s immigration crisis intensifies , leading to a diplomatic stand-off between Rome and France, the two countries' center-left premiers highlights the immigration dilemma of the Left, writes Alessio Postiglione.
The UN rights chief yesterday (15 June) called for the European Union to take bolder steps to address its swelling migrant crisis, insisting the bloc could easily take in one million refugees. The announcement coincides with today's meeting of EU interior ministers who find it difficult to re-distribute 40.000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other countries of the Union.
Marking the 30 th anniversary of the border-free Schengen agreement on 13 June, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned against taking advantage of the surge of immigrants from the Mediterranean to dismantle what he said was one of the greatest achievements in EU integration.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left party was set to lose the race for mayor of Venice on Sunday, rounding off a round of local elections across Italy which saw gains for anti-establishment and right-wing parties last month.